The Promiseland Trust received a welcome donation to the value of N$101,000.00 from
Buccaneer (Pty) Ltd and JCM Theart (Pty) Ltd.
Operating from its centre in Tutaleni
neighbourhood in Kuisebmond, the aim of the trust is to improve the quality of
life of the community’s most vulnerable children through education, feeding and
character building. The Trust is fully reliant on donor funding and
The Trust currently runs three on-going
successful projects, namely its Feeding, Forming and Foster Care projects at the
The Soup Kitchen Feeding Project currently
provides daily home cooked meals in two sittings from Monday to Friday for
roughly 250 vulnerable children at the Promiseland Centre in Kuisebmond. The
first meal is prepared and served to pre-primary children during their morning
activities at the Promiseland Centre and the second for school-going children
in the afternoons. In total the Trust provides a meal for approximately 1800
children on a daily basis during the school terms.
The Forming Project began in 2012 with the
intention of keeping children off the streets by allowing them to spend the day
learning and playing at the Promiseland Centre. Since then donations have
allowed the Centre to expand and build a complex with two toilets and an office
and three classrooms. At present about 60 children benefit from the personal
development and intellectual playing methods of the internationally accredited
Headstart Montessori Teachers Training College, a partner in the project, which
curriculum is currently implemented at the Centre.
The Trust also runs a Foster Care project initiated
in 2011 and currently employs a foster mother to care for two children. The
children stay with their foster mother and are raised in a stable and caring
environment. The Trust provides them with housing, groceries, clothing,
education and emotional support.
The Trust has future plans to expand its
operations and include strategies to become self-sustainable through a farming
project where crops would be cultivated in tunnels.
Promiseland is also currently in the
process of establishing its forth project called First Steps. Through this
programme the Centre aims to provide a safe environment for the vulnerable
expecting mother, educate and assist them with their pre- and post natal care
and create a safe place where mothers and their babies can stay during the day.
The second phase of the programme will be a Day and Night Care Centre for
babies from 3 to 18 months. Mothers will be able to leave their children in a
safe environment while working day or night shifts at the fish factories. The
third and final phase of the First Steps programme will be to run an early
childhood development centre for toddlers one to three years of age where after
they can enter the Montessori Pre-Primary School.
The good work
of the Trust would not have been possible without the donations of the Walvis
Bay and broader Namibian community. Thank you!